UVU Licensed Substance Abuse Counseling
Certificate of Proficiency Program
The Licensed Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate of Proficiency program operates under a selective admissions policy. The policy is based on the need to maintain a program of excellence in the classroom, assure availability of quality internship placements, and adhere to accreditation requirements. The LSAC Program reserves the right to admit a limited number of students each year. Meeting the minimum standards does not guarantee a student will be admitted to the program.
Admission to the LSAC program is open to all students who meet the requirements. A maximum of 30 students will be admitted to the LSAC Program each year. Conviction for past criminal activity or conduct will not be used as a criterion for admission into the LSAC Program. However, students are advised that past or future criminal activity or conduct may limit or inhibit the student from securing an internship and obtaining a license.
Admission decisions for the LSAC program are based upon a review of academic performance, relevant work or volunteer experience, a personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Applications are reviewed after all materials have been submitted.
Following review by the Committee, the applicant will be notified in writing of the Committee's decision. Committee options include full admission, conditional admission, or denial of admission. Denial of admission decisions may be appealed to the Committee and, subsequently, to the Director of the LSAC Program.
Anyone with an interest in substance use disorder counseling who meets the minimum academic requirements is invited to apply. No student will be denied admission based upon race, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, culture, creed, class, ethnicity, or national origin.
Students seeking admission to the UVU LSAC Program must first apply to UVU (if not a current student) and then complete the application form specific for this program. All LSAC application materials are due June 7th. The completed application must be returned to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Office by mail or in person:
Utah Valley University
800 W. University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058-5999
Liberal Arts Building, Room 209
The student must have completed the prerequisite courses by the end of summer semester at the latest. The decision to admit a student will be based on a review of all materials submitted by the student. It is preferred that all the completed materials are submitted in a manila envelope.
A completed application for the LSAC program will contain:
1. Licensed Substance Abuse Counseling Program Application (pdf), Licensed Substance Abuse Counseling Program Application (Word)
2. Application Fee Payment Form (pdf), Application Fee Payment Form (Word)
3. Personal Statement (as described in the application)
4. Official Transcripts (if your transcripts have already been sent to UVU and are evaluated and posted in your student records you don't
need to submit additional official copies in your application packet)
6. Letter of Recommendation Form (pdf), Letter of Recommendation Form (Word)
The following courses must be completed or registered for (summer semester) in order to apply for the program:
PSY 1010: General Psychology
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing
PSY 1100: Human Development, Lifespan
If you have questions regarding this process please contact the program advisor - McKenna Rees.